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JOB PRINTING Of all kinds done promptly, neatly and at Lowest Prices at the SPIRIT OFFICE. Handsome new faces o? Latest Style Type recefitly added to our already excellent job outfit. IF YOU WANT To get the most for your money ad vertise in the * SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON, ; the paper ol the people?the paper of the largest local circulation. ESTABLISHED 1844 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1900. NEW SERIES, VOL. XXX\, NO. 46. F. L. Bushcng, attorney at law, Charles Towu, Jefferson County, W. Va. Will regularly attend all the Courts of Jef and attend to other law business In i this State and Virginia. Special attention given to collections. 0~0llice two doors west of Carter House. Ceo. A. McClone, ATTORNEY AND COUNSEIXER AT LAW. Ofllcc with Cleon Moore. J. F. Engle, _ attorney at law, Cliarlcstown, Jefferson County, W. Va. Practices in the Courts of Jefferson and ad joining counties, in tlic Snprctnc Court of West Virginia, and iu tbe United States Dis trict Couttat Martiushurg. Notary Public in Oitice. CTOfficc in Law Building, North George st. B. D. Gibson, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Va. Practices in the Circuit Courts of West Vir ginia. the dtipretue Court of Appeals and the United States District Court at Martinsburg, O illce over Aisqulth Co.'e drug store. A. W. McDonald.] [Frisk Beckwitd. M'o Donald & Beck with, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charles Town. Jefferson County, WcstVa. V?TIJ,L practice in the Courts of Jefferson, ? \ Berkeley and Morgain counties, the U. S. District Court at Martinsburg, and the 'Jourt of Appeals of West Virginia. i ? C. Green, attorney AT LAW, ;:iarlestowQfJefferson County, W est Virginia. \%TILL practice in the Courts of Jefferson, YY Berkeley ami Morgan counties: also, the United States District Court at Martins burg. a mi the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Special attention to the col lection of'claim# and prompt remittance of the Joseph Trapnell, attorney AT LAW, Charlestown. Jefferson County, West Virginia. PRACTICES in the Courts of Virginia and West Virginia. Attention paid to collec ion of claims. George Baylor, attorney AT LAW, Charles town. Jefferson County. W. Va. TILL regularly attend all the Courts of Jef fersou'and Berkeley countiesfaud attend other law business in the State of West Va. Special attention given to collections. Forrest W. Brown, attorney AT law, Charlestown, Jefferson County. W. Va. WILL at tend to eases in the different Courts of West Virginia on?I Mnrvland. Atten tion given to Pensions and all classes of Claims against U. S. Government. C3T Special atten tion to Collections. James D. Butt, ATTORNEY AT LAW, AXD REFEREE IN B ANKRUPTCY Charles Town, Jefferson County. W. Va. Samuel J. C. Moore, attorney at law, Berry ville, Clarke County, Virginia, ANT? Gieon Moore, ATTORNEY at law, ?Charlestown. Jefferson County, W. Va. \TJLL undertake eases jointly in the Courts r of both of Said Counties. H. Clay Cetzendanner, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Sbephcrd^town, W. Va. Special and prompt attention to Collections. Conveyancing and Settlement of Estutea. Office 2nd door west Gibson's drug store. .Jas. M. Mason. J as. M. Mason, Jk Mason & Mason, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson Co., West Virginia. TTJILL practice in the varions Courts. Care Vt fnl attention paid to Collections. Office one door west of Carter House. O . J. L. Luke, DENTIST , OFFICE in Talbott building, nearly oppo site National Bank. Charles Town, West Va. Gas and Vitalized Air administered for pain ters extraction of teeth. 16 also prepared to #et Gold Crowns. James M. Ranson, DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY, OFFERS bis Professional Services tothccit izens of Cbarlcstown and vicinity. CaT Office opposite Parish Building, Main s.reet. Iharlestown, West Virginia. Dr. Wm. Neill, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Cliarlestown. WestVa. ?CJpriCR?South side of Main Street corner of <Vest Dr. C. T. Richardson, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Charles Town, West Virginia. O. B. COLLADAY, Charles Town's Only WHITE BARBER, OPPOSITE HOTEL WATSON. First-ciass appointments and service. Clean towel wit<U every shave. O5/97 y. First-Class Restaurant Nicely Fitted up for All Seasons. JAMES W. THOMAS Ss prepared to serve all Eatubles in season at liis Washington Street Restaurant, four doora west of the Hotel Watson, at all hours, and invites his friends ami tlie public at large to ?call and give him a trial. Everything put up do tbe most approved style, and every effort made to please the most fastidious, be hie appetite ever so dainty. Oysters in every style a specialty, and orders tfor Dressed Poultry*, for family use, given prompt and careful attention. Dec. ir,f '90. W. M. Stanley, V. S., <Gicaduate of tiie Ontario Vetekinaui College, Toronto, Canada. v. Ailments of domestic animals will receivc ?careful.treatment. Prompt attention to al ?calls night or day. Charges reasonable. Res Idence, A. D. Barr's. opposite B. <fe O. Depot Ckurlca Town, W. Va. 0.20/96?j. 57W Arc popular. Thei*never fall to please. Tbe t-at i? fact ion therefore. increases with the length or time they an: in use. Durability is one of tbe beet tests of piano merit. THE STIEFF Has that clearnees aud purity of tone and the ?? eclianieal perfection which is the distinguish ing characteristic of the end-of-the-century pianos. " Second-Hand Pianos of various makes at greatly reduced prices. Repairing, Tuning and Moving. Accommodating terms. Catalogue and Book of Suggestions cheerfully ^iven. CHARLES M. STJEFF. Warerooms?9 N. Liberty St., Factory?Block of East. Lafayette Avenue, Aiken and Lanvale streets. BALTIMORE^ MD. 5 A. L. Akdkhsox.] [Geo. W. Anderson. A. L. Anderson & Co.. West Virginia CARRIAGE WORKS, MTUDLEWAT, JEFFERSON CO., W. VA. rpnE undersigned have been established In JL the Carriage Business on the MiddJeway and cliepherdstowu turnpike, one mile nortlu?f ?iK^dleway, for four years past, aud during that time have !>een doing a large and constantly in creasing business in the manufacture of CARRIAGES. JUMP-SEATS. END SPRING & SIDE-BAR BUGGIES JENNY LINDS, PHJETONS, JAGGERS, &C. Our work has been sold all through Jefferson and adjoining counties, and has always given (satisfaction in every particular. It is our constant aim to work the very lK*st material, and to do all work in a first-class man ner, and as 10 our prices we pledge ourselves to do work as low or lower than first-class work can be done for elsewhere. If parties wish to consult us in regard to work, and do not find it convenient to visit our fac tory, we will, if notified by postal card, send a representative of the firm to visit them at their homes, and give all necessary information. Second-hand vehicles and good Horses ta\en in exchange for work. We keep constantly a large variety of New Vehicles in stork, aud havt: also Second-Hand Carriages, Buggies, ?fcc., which we sell verv low. A. L. ANDERSON & "CO. CHARLES TOWN Marble & Granite Works, Cor. George and Nortn Struct*. DIEHL & BRO., Manufacturerb of MONUMENTS, TOMBS. STATUES ^ Slate and Marble mantels, Tiling, and all kinds of Building Marble and Sandstones. miVJ ??ncrfl PromI>t,y fi?cd at the lowest rates. All work guaranteed. Tnos. K. MOOKE. CLEON R. MOOKB. M O OIiE_& MOORE Insurance & Real Estate AGENTS. charles TOWN, W, VA. OlUce in the Maxwell Building, next door to Hon, W. H. Tr avers. Representing the following Fire Insurance Companies* NORTH BRITISH AND mercantile of England. CALEDONIAN, of Scotland. LANCASHIRE, of England. PHILADELPHIA underwriters, hanover, of New York. greenwich, of New York. UNITED states, of New York. providence WASHINGTON, R. I. MARYLAND CASUALTY CO. We also represent the PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSUR ANCE COMPANY, of Phi I a d elDhlu,.one of the oldest pnrelv mu tual life insurance companies doing business in the United btates. All policies absolutely lncnntcstible from date of issue. Loan. Cash paid up or extended insurance after three years. Dividends annually. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive prompt attention. Uespeclfiillj. Feb. 21. ?!)0. MOURE A moore. JEFFERSON COUNTY NURSERIES, FRY & chenoweth, l'ROP'RS, MIDDLE WAY, \V. VA., Offer for the comln? season their usual stock of everything for the fruit grower. We have the LARGEST STOCK of Trees iu the Valley; 100,000 2 and 3 year Apple Trees. Strong on Ben Davis. York Imiwrial atd Mammoth Black Twig. A Fine Stock of KE1FFER PEAR, JAPANESE PLUMS & Shropshire Damsons. We onlv crow Buds and Whole Root Crown drafts. \Ve positively do not grow piece root grafts. Ask for quotations, Always clad to show our stock. Come and see us before placing your order. Very resp. FRY & CHENOWETH. New Jewelry Repair Store ofTMr T1?rf,ir"t',d -?ed into the room ? a o ? Hughes, lately occupied by \tr L A. Osbourn. two doors'east of the post 22^?'. ' e wnl co?duetthe business of REPAIRING watches. CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. ?' 85 ?Mrs in the business enables me to guarantee satisfaction to all who may favor me with their patronage. IpruViaw". bodner1: CHARLES RISSLER, Undertaker & Embalmer, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. "Will furnish all kinds of Caskets and Cof fins, and do Embalming according to the latest and most approved modes. Offices iu Maxwell Building,(formerly oceu Eied hy Hon. W. H. Travers,) where he may c found at all hours, either day or night. July 11, 1899-y. Established 185S. Successor to H. D. Shugert & Bro. R. D. SHUGERT, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Harness, Saddles, Collars LEATI1ER AND SHOE FINDINGS. Jobber in Sadler's Hardware. WHIPS, FLY NETS, FUR AND PLUSH LAP ROBES. HORSE BLANKETS. If von want the Rest Harness Oil come and try the Diamond Black Leather Oil. I keep in stock the Pare NeatsToot Oil. I have the aeencv for the Wilbur Seed Meal, for Horses. Cattle. Hogs, Sheep and Poultry. It is good for hog cholera. Wilbur Egg Food makes the hsns lav I have the county right of the Lightning Harness Hooker. Come and Fie it. It is the best safety attachment out for Harness. I pay the Highest Market Casii Prices, all the year, for Beef Hides, Horse Hid? s. Calf Skins, Sheep Skins and Fur Skins of all kinds. Mail orders solicited. Prompt attention to all correspordeuce. It. I). SFIUGEUT, Dec. 12, ISO3. Charles Town. W. Va. Investigate the plans of life insurance offered by The PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Philadelphia. The Board of Trustees have adopted a reso lution sanctioning the following endorsement to be placed npou all policies where the risk is adjudged to be unqualiiiedly first class: "This policy is absolutely in con testible from date of issue for any cause except non-payment of premium." It makes the policy a world-wide contract, free from all conditions as to residence, occu pation, travel, habits of life, and as to name, time or place of death. PAID UP, extended, cash and loan values after o years. For particulars, address, MOORE & MOORE, Agents. March 21, 1899. ? Tin and Stove Work. The undersigned has located in the shop of Mrs. Margaret Doolev, West Main street, near Roll's Pump, where he is prepared to execute all kinds of Tin and Stove Work, at short no tice and upon reasonable terms. Roofing and Spouting a Specialty. Will also keep on hand or manufacture to or der, all the ordidary lines of Tinware, such as ERUIT CANS, BUCKETS, PANS, ETC. A liberal share of the public patronage respectfully solicited. B. F. DOOLEY. Sept. 7, 1S97. CHARLES TOWN BOTTLING WORKS. CHARLES SCHULTE, Pioprietor. Corner West and Liberty ets., Charles Town. Carbonized Soda of all Flavors. Seltzer, Vichy. Kissinger and other MINERAL WATERS. LIQUIFIED CARS'ONIC AClD GAS. GINGER ALE A SPECIALTY. Match 13 ?y. P. D. Davis. J. A* Em inert. DAVIS & EMMERT, House & Sign Painters, CHARLES TOWN. W. VA, Paper Hanging and Graining a specialty. Prices moderate, work executed promptly and satisfaction iruaranteed. Apjil 7. IS'.Hi. Contractors & Builders. FIRST CLASS WORK RY'gOOD MECHANICS. If you intend building or inakine: altera tion*, or if your property is in need of repairs, call or seud postal to CHAS. IT. GRIM. Contractor and Builder. Box 2S9, Charles Town. W. Va. references.?I. U. Coffnian, Win. Kahn Thos. C, Earnshaw (work just tinished). Special Attention to aliKinds Johbi njj May 15. 1894. Sing Kee Laundry. Brown Building, opposite National Bank. CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Our Laundry turns out the very best of work. Work takeu every day and turned out the second or third. Shirt*. Collars and Cuffs in ?rloss or domestic-finish, just as you like it. Our work is all done by hand.and your clothes will la*t twice as lonsr as when washed by mar chinerv. Please ?rive me a cull. All work guaranteed. Yours respectfullv. April 1?6m. SING KEE. Ice, Coal and Wood. I am now prepared to furnisb the best of bard and soft coal ut rock bottom prices. Don't purchase until you see me. Also the best of "wood in large or small lots. Pure ice all the year round. Soft Coal for the use of farmers, blacksmiths and engine operators a specialty. Orders left at the" store of S. H. Lanriie, or at mv coal yard (formerly Kenne dy's) on the old Leetown road, will have prompt, attention.aud satisfaction guaratteed. Dec. 5. MARSHALL BURNS. CHICKENS, EGGS, TURKEYS, GEESE, DUCKS, Will buy N Carpets, Mattings,Oil Cloths and anything in our Furniture line, froam n Cheap Chair to the best Par lor suit, at the Lotvest Cash Pv*ie.e. Our store is full of CHINA, GLASS and AIL KINDS of TINWARE. A FULL LINE OF GROCERIES, and we sell as cheap, if not cheaper, than anybody else.' Call and see us. We also want Meat, Laril, and anything you can bring us. For your produce we will exchange anything in our store, which will benefit you as well as us. We appreciate past favors, and thank you very much for the same. We remain Yours truly, Jft. JL. JWOLS*M2, Main St., Gth door East of Post Office, Charles Town, W. Va. Col. R. P. Chew. W. O. NorrX CHEW & pORBIS, CharlcB Town, Jefferson Conuty, \V. Vu. Real Estate and Loans. BUT AND SFIJj FARMS, IX>TS AND HOGBES, COAI. and timuek lands, NEGOTIATE LOANS ON HEAL ESTATE OK OTHER SECURITIES. INVESTMENTS Carefully Arranged. All Business Conducted Confidentially aud With Strict Promptness. April ls-y. DO YOU KNOW That the purest way for a young person to be come self-supporting is to gut a thorough knowledge of !>horth.tnd aud typewriting? If he learns bookkeeping all the better. In se curing this education he must not overlook the Important subjects of writing and spell ing. We make a specialty of these essential studies, and for the sum of $50 a person may attend the day session for a period of ten months. Six months is found sufficient in some cases, aud iu others only five mouths is necessary, but we do not wish anyone to be deceived in thinking that these cases are the average, for they are not. You had b? tier count on ten months. If yon are at work dur ing the day we will give you three months (13 weeks) for only ?10. ni^ht sessions. This is a reduced rate and is just one half tlieday rate. A beautiful catalogue will be sent you on application, but we prefer to have you come aud see us. A good time to call is "after five iu the evening. wood's Commercial college, 311 East Capital Street, Oct. 31. Washington, D. C. THE JEFFERSON , COOPERAGE COMPANY, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., MANUFACTURERS OF FLOUR, APPLE AND LIME BARRELS, AND OAK STAVES AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF COOP ERAGE STOCK. Main Office and Yard on B^I Line. ?o A specialty of FLOUR AND APPLE BAR RELS, wkicu will be sold at rcasoriublc prices. Will pay $4 per cord of 128 cubic feet for good Stave and Heading Timber, delivered at Factory. FIRE WOOD, in any lengths, sold and delivered on short notice. July 18, 1890-y. WHEN YOU VISIT WASHINGTON ?GO TO? CAMPBELL'S VIENNA DINING AND LUNCH ROOMS, ' Nos. 814 and S16 F. St. N. W., (BETWEEN 8TIT AND 9TH STS.,) Washington, D. C. MEALS 15 AND 25 CT8. NO LIQUORS. Nov. 7? ly. Hour and Feed Store. The undersigned has removed his Flour and Feed Store to the west roojn of the Dali:arn buildiug, Maiu street, Ckarlc6 Town, where he will offer FLOUR AND FEED FOR SALE, and conduct the USUAL EXCHANGE BUSINESS. Floar. Feed, &c..fold at rates to suit the times. Will be pleased to*bave the calls or all my old customers, aud respectfully solicit the patronage of the public iu genenu. April 5. GEO. H. TURNER. C. HERMANN, Florist, SS-4S W. South St., FREDERICK, MI). Will enpply. on short notice/ DECORATION and BEDDING PLANTS, CUT FLOWERS, and FLORAL DESIGNS. Decorations for Weddings, Receptions etc., a specialty. May 24?y. Shoes ! Shoes ! A Great Variety of Shoes and Slippers for everybody, at all prices, for Spring and Sum mer. just opened. Prices marked down to make short profits to suit the times. April 21. S. S. DALGARN, Dr. Humphreys' Specifics cure by acting directly upon tlie disease, without exciting disorder in any other part of the system, CURES. FB1CX8. 1?Fevers. Congestions, Inflammations. .25 Worms. Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25 3?Teething. Colic, CryIng,Wakefulness .*25 4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adults *25 7?Coughs, Colds,Bronchitis.. 8?Xeuraltfla, Toothache, Faceache 25 9?Headache, Sick Headache, Vertigo.. .25 10?Dyspepsia, Indigestion,Weak Stomach.25 11?Suppressed or Painful Periods 25 12?Whites, Too Profuse Periods 25 13?Croup, Laryngitis, Hoarseness 25 14?Salt Rheum, Erysipelas,Eruptions.. .25 15?Rheumatism. Rheumatic Pains 25 1C?Malaria, Chills, Fever and Ague 25 19?Catarrh, Influenza. Cold In the Head .25 SO?Whooplng-Cough 25 27?Kidney Diseases 25 28?Nervous Debility 1.00 30?Urinary Weakness, Wetting Bed ,25 77?Grip. Hay Fever *JS Dr. Humphreys' Manual of all Diseases at you* Druraists or Mailed Free. dn?KisVs,' or sent on receipt of price. New?' !? ^ 'wiuiam?John SU., Nasal CATARRH In all its stages there muzz.__ -ur should be cleanliness. 1 Ely's Cream Balm cleanses, soothes and heals the diseased membrane. It cures catarrh and drives away a cold in the head quickly. Cream Balm is placed Into the nostrils, spreads over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying?does not produce sneezing. Large Size, CO cents at Drug gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents by mail. ELY BROTHERS, 55 Warren Street* New York. Carter House, Charles Town. W. Va. A. W. BROWN & CO., Proprietors. Central location. Hack to and from depots. Good Livery attached. Reamer's Howard House Xlowurd am) Baltimore SU., BALTIMORE, MD, To My Oil Patron* arutUie Traveling Public: Having had a very liberal share of the pub lic patronage daring the pa*t live years, I felt encouraged to rc-leuse the Howard House (or a term of years, ami have at ereat expense refurnished aud refitted the hotel from top to bottom. Am butter prepared than ever to ac commodate the public. My aim will be 10 (jive llrst-cIaM* accommodations ut -r'-2 (K) j?-r day. Country nirrchauts and commercial travellers will lind it the most centrally loca ted hotel in the city. Kcspeclfullv. Sept. -T). lS'.H. J AS. ItEAM EK, Wit. Kvti.bdoe, Pi oprietor. CIIAKLE9 IV. GltlMES, 11*Hitv K. Hewitt, Clerks, Hotel Berkeley, Northeast Corner Public Square, MARTINSBURG, W. VA. 'Bus to and from all trains. April 1. '90. Kart Hotel, No. 217, 210 unrl 221 N. Market street, WINCHESTER, VA. Rates tl per Dat. Reduced Rates by the Week. The new manngement will pay strict atten tion to the comfort of quests. June 1S/!W?. S. P. McDONALP, Prop. Everett House, Opposite People's National Hank, MARTINSBURG. W. VA. H. 8. LEAGUE, Proprietor. Rntcs f 1 per day. Speciul rates to week and month!v hoarders. A nif.'35. C. W. TAYLOR, House, Sign and Fresco Painter, PAPER HANGER & GRAINER t harlcs Town. Wc-t Virginia. C. F. WALL, Dealer id LIVE STOCK, CHARLES TOWN. JEFF. CO., W. VA. STOCK Boncht and Sold on Commission.? Will also jurist parties in Purehasiug Stock on a reasonable per ceutase. For Sale by MAX THEODOKE, Hasley's Cor. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON. Chaki-mTown, Jefferson Couktt, W. Va. TUESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 13,1900. Geo. W. Haines. - Editor and Proprietor. 41.50 in Advance ; $3 if not Paid in Advance. Centennial of Jefferson County. Next year will complete the first century of the existence of Jefferson county, and it will soon be time tor our people to take definite action in regard to a county cen tennial celebration,to which we referred some time ago. In 1S86 a centennial cele bration for Charles Town was proposed, but for some reason failed, in being car ried out. Gen. W. P. Craighill, wno took much interest in that movement, contrib uted a number of articles in regard thereto, some of which we are pleased to reproduce as in part applicable to a cen tennial celebration of the county as well as of our town : FOUNDING OF CHARLES TOWN. Charles Town, March i, 1SS6. Mr. Editor;?In a preceding letter I g ive a copy of the act of incorporation of our town, taken from Henning's Sta tutes, You have, doubtless, observed that it had no date. In his history of Virginia, Howe states that Charles Town was incorporated in October. 17S6. Let us examine a little into the truth of this statement. Howe's authority is probably the act as given by Henning's. On the top of the pages of Henning's on which this act is printed is put "October 17S6," as is the case for many more pages, and people have con cluded that all the acts on such pages be came laws in October. But this is an er ror, as will readily appear from what fol lows : The General Assembly of Virginia met October 16, 17S6. but the House of Dele gates could not proceed to business until Oct. 23 for want of a quorum, and menu bers continued to drop in every day for several weeks. The Senate met also Oct. 16, but had no quorum until Nov. 7. It was therefore impossible that the act of incorporation could be dated in October. I have been told by some that the day of incorporation was October 29, but even if the facts just stated could be disproved, it remains to be said that Oct. 29, 17S6, was Sunday, a dies non in law. But'the dates given above are correct, being ta ken from the respective journals of the General Assembly of <7S6, now in the State Library at Richmond. Observe also the following items, taken from the same sources : November23, 17S6. a petition of Charles Washington was received in the House of Delegates, praying that an act may pass for establishing a town upon his lands in the county of Berkeley. It may be appropriately mentioned here that the county of Jefferson was set off from Berkeley October 26, 1S01, as ap pears from the Statutes at Large of Vir ginia, Vol. 2, page 271. Nov. 30, 17S6, the House ordered a bill to be brought in for laying out the town of Charles Town. The bill was introduced Dec. 2, and read a first and second time. It was engross ed and read the third time Dec. 4, was passed Dec. 5 and sent to the Senate. It was taken up in the Senate and passed with amendments Dec. 12. It was sent to the House the same day. Dec. 12 and the House at once, the same day, Dec. 12, agreed to the Senate amendments. In the Journal of the Senate appears the fact that the enrolled bill ior the in corporation of Charles Town was signed by the " Speaker ot the Senate" Jan. 4, 1787. and was then sent to the House. I have not been able as yet to discover the date of the signing of the bill by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, or the date of the approval by the Governor, but a friend of mine in Richmond is look ing for these dates. It is almost certain, however, that the act of incorporation is dated in Jan. 1787. Now the question arises: when shall we have our Centennial celebration ? Respectfully, & c., Wm. P. Craigiui.i,. FOUNDING OF QUARI.ES TO\YN. February 22, 1S86. Mr. Editor:?Believing that our citizens will be interested in reading'the law un der which our town has its existence. I send you a copy below, which I made in the State Library at Richmond last week. The copy is from Henning's Statutes. Vol. XII, p. 370-1, Chapter 80: "An Act to establish a town on the lands of Charles Washington, in the County of Berkeley. " Be it enacted by the General Assem bly that So acres of land, the property of Charles Washington, lying in the county of Berkeley, be laid out in such manner I as he may judge best, into lots of J an acre each, with convenient streets, which shall be and is hereby established a town by the name of Charles Town. "That John Augustine Washington, Robert Rutherford, William Darke, James Crane, Cato Moore, Benjamin Rankin, Magnus Tate. Thornton Wash ington William Little, Alexander White and Richard Racson, Gentlemen, are hereby appointed trustees ot said town, and that they or a majority of them shall have full power from time to time to set tle and determine all disputes concerning the bounds of the lots, and to establish such rules and orders lor the regular building of houses thereon as to them shall seem best, and in case of death, re moval out of the county or other legal disability of anyone of more of said trus tees to elect andchoose others in the room ot those dead or disabled, an d the person or persons so elected shall be vested with the same power and authority as any one in this act particularly appointed. " So soon as the purchasers or owners ? of lots within the said town shall have ' built thereon a dwelling bowia 16 feet square with a brick or stone chimney, such purchaser and owner shall be enti tled to have and enjoy all the rights, privileges and immunities which the free holders and inhabitants of other towns in this State, not incorporated, hold and en joy." The act recited above has no date. That point has, however, been looked iu to, and will be discussed somewhat in a subsequent letter, if you wish. Respectfully yours, Wm P. Craighill. CHARLES TOWS AND CHARLESTON. Charles Town. March is, 'S6. Mr. Editor:?We have in our State a Charleston as well as our Charles Town, and this fact produces much annoyance because letters are every day given to one whi.-h are intended tor the other. Why may not the name of one or the other be changed? At once the question arises, which shall give up its present name? It would naturally be supposed that tile town which has had its name longest should retain it. In previous let ters evidence has been given to show that our town was incorporated early in 17S7. The establishment of Charleston," in Kanawha county, took place Decem ber iqth, 1794, nearly eight years later. See Virginia Statutes at Large, Vol. 1, page jaa. Our towu has therefore the prior claim to the name. Originally both towns has the same name. Charles Town# The fact of the change in the other to Cliarlestpn was an admission of that claim. This claim was for years recog nized by the Post Office Department, in which Charleston was known as Kanawha Court-House. It seems to me that this is an excellent time for Charleston to change her name, when she has become the permanent capital of the State and a city. Let her be called Kanawha City, or simply Ka nawha. Additional emphasis would then be given to this really beautiful Indian name, which means V River of the Woods. It our delegate in the next legislature would in a friendly spirit discuss this matter with the representatives from the Kanawha Valley, and agree to support a bill to change the name of Charleston in the way suggested, it could be easily done. Respectfully yours, Wm. P. Craighill. RECORDS OK THE PAST. Mr. Editor :?In looking lately through the Journals of the General Assembly of of Virginia of 17SG-7, I came across sev eral items which may be of interest to some ot your readers. November 18th, 17S6, the Speaker of the House laid before that body a letter from Morgan Morgan. High Sheriff of Berkeley, containing an apology for not having made, in due time, a return of the delegates elected to represent that county in the General Assembly. The High Sheriff of that coiftity, and of some other counties, had previously been reprimand for not making said returns. It was evidently difficult to obtain and keep a quorum. More than one entry is found where the Sergeant at arms is di rected to arrest and bring into the House certain persons, " Members of this body, known to be in town but failing to appear in their places." The names of Robert Rutherford and Thomas Rutherford appear frequently in the proceedings in such way as to show that the former was an active member of the Senate and the latter of the House 1 f Delegates. November 23, 1786, a petition was pre sented in the House from sundry inhabi tants of Berkeley, praying the establish ment of an inspection of tobacco at Shep herdstown, in that county. What a change! Such an office would be rather a sinecure in that town at present. This is the same day, be it observed, that Charles Washington's petition was offered for the laying out of our town. 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Respectfully yours, \Vm. P. Craigiiii.l. June 28, 1S86. A number of persons have asked mo when our centennial celebration is to tako place, supposing, doubtless, I was still a member of the committee of arrange* ments. \V ill you kindly allow me the use of your columns to say that I found myself obliged several months ngo to withdraw from that committee, as it was plain I would be unable to attend prop erly to duty as a member of it. I hope wo will certainly have nn ap propriate celebration. An orator and a poet have promised their services for the occasion, and I am sure the mention of their names, Mr. 'I'ravers and Mr. Bed inger, will be enough to convince all that the intellectual part of the celebra tion is abundanty attended to. If in addition we have a procession of some kind, and some fireworks at night, I think we will accomplish all that may be necessary, and without much expense. If the day were made a sort of public holiday, il would be well. 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